Editing a resource provider instance

If you need to change some of the information that you supplied when you registered a resource provider instance during installation, you can edit the information. You can change anything except Provider Type and Name.

To edit a resource provider instance

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Providers.
    The Provider workspace is displayed.
  2. Click the Compute, Network, Storage, or PaaS provider category on the left.
  3. In the table, select the resource provider instance that you want to edit, and click the Edit icon .
    The Edit Provider dialog box shows current information for the selected provider. For detailed information about provider options, click one of the following
  4. Make your changes.

    Note

    You cannot change the Provider Type or Name.

  5. Click Submit.

Compute provider field descriptions

  • Name—Lists the name of the provider.
  • Description—Lists the user-created description of the provider.
  • Host—Enter the name of the BMC Server Automation host computer.
  • Port—Enter the web services communication port number for the BMC Server Automation instance.
  • Protocol—Enter the web services protocol needed to connect to the BMC Server Automation instance, such as https.
  • UsernameEnter the BMC Server Automation user name.
  • Password—Enter the password for the user name provided.
  • Role—Enter the BMC Server Automation role.
  • Cache Refresh Time—Enter the cache refresh interval in milliseconds. This provider uses a local disk-based cache to store non-onboarded virtual cluster information so that the search for non-onboarded resources can be provided based on the data in the cache. This refresh interval determines the latency of the list of available of resources to be onboarded compared to what is present in the Virtual Center. Default value: 1800000 milliseconds.
  • Job Start Poll Interval—Used with Job Start Polls, enter the interval, in seconds, between any two outgoing Job Start BMC Server Automation API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • Job Start Polls—Enter the total number of polls before the system times out on a job that is started. Default value: 60.
  • Register Servers by Hostname—Enter true to register newly provisioned virtual machines or physical servers by host name. Enter false to register them by IP Address. This is useful in a network environment with potential DNS resolution issues.
  • Software Job Status Poll Interval—Used with Software Job Status Polls. Enter the interval, in seconds, between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation software job status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • Software Job Status Polls—Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation software job status poll API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for software job status before the software resource constructor operation times out, which might lead to a software deployment failure. The default is 10.
  • VG Agent Status Poll Interval—Used with VG Agent Status Polls. Enter the interval between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest agent status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • VG Agent Status Polls—Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest status poll API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for agent status before the Virtual Guest constructor operation times out, which might lead to a service provisioning timeout. The default is 60.
  • VG Job Status Poll IntervalUsed with VG Job Status Poll. Enter the interval between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest job status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • VG Job Status Polls—Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest job API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for job status before the virtual guest constructor operation times out, which might lead to a service provisioning timeout. The default is 60.
  • Job Deletion Initial Delay (Mins)—Enter the delay (in minutes) after container startup before BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management submits job deletion requests to BMC Server Automation. The default is 5 minutes. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.
  • Job Deletion Delay (Hours)—Enter the delay (in hours) between BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management requests to delete jobs in BMC Server Automation. The default is 24 hours. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.
  • Job Retention (Days)—Enter the number of days that BMC Server Automation jobs created by BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management are retained before being deleted. The default is 7 days. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.

Network provider field descriptions

  • Name—Lists the name of the provider.
  • Description—Lists the user-created description of the provider.
  • Host—Enter the name of the BMC Network Automation host computer.
  • Port—Enter the web services communication port number for the BMC Network Automation instance.
  • Protocol—Enter the web services protocol needed to connect to the BMC Network Automation instance, such as https.
  • Username—Enter the BMC Network Automation user name.
  • Password—Enter the password for the user name provided.
  • Timeout Period—Enter the timeout period for outgoing BMC Network Automation API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
  • Custom Action ID—(Optional) Enter the name of the custom action used for physical server provisioning. The default is *Provision Switch Port*.
  • Custom Action Arguments—(Optional) Enter any custom action argument in a comma separated list.

Storage provider field descriptions

  • Name — Lists the name of the provider.
  • Vendor — Lists the vendor of the storage provider. Only NetApp is supported.
  • Description — Lists the user-created description of the provider.

PaaS provider field descriptions

  • Name—Name for this instance of the PaaS provider.
  • Description—Useful description of the provider. Descriptions can help you distinguish provider instances and find a provider when using Search.
  • Supported resource types cache refreshment interval (seconds)—Value that controls the frequency by which the PaaS provider refreshes its cache of supported resource types. The child providers of the PaaS provider determine what resource types are supported. The set of types supported by each child provider can change over time, so the PaaS provider's cache of supported resource types can also change.
  • Use built-in pool placement logic—Option that indicates custom pool placement logic is necessary and is being implemented as a third-party provider that is a child of the PaaS provider.
  • Use built-in resource placement logic—Option that indicates custom resource placement logic is necessary and is being implemented as a third-party provider that is a child of the PaaS provider. Capacity-based placement is an example of custom resource placement logic.

Public PaaS provider field descriptions

  • Name—Name for this instance of the PaaS provider.
  • Description—Useful description of the provider. Descriptions can help you distinguish provider instances and find a provider when using Search.

PaaS provider field descriptions (BMC Database Automation as provider)

  • Name—Name for this instance of a PaaS BMC Database Automation provider.
  • Description—Useful description of the provider. Descriptions can help you distinguish provider instances and help you find a provider by using Search.
  • Host—BMC Database Automation Manager host name.
  • PortSimple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) port used for communicating with BMC Database Automation. Change this value only if you have changed the port value in the mdf.conf file in BMC Database Automation Manager.
  • Username—User for BMC Database Automation.
     

    Note

    Use the default system admin credentials (like sysadmin) or application-specific credentials for registering the BDA Provider instead of a domain-based user for the registration. 
  • Password—User's password for BMC Database Automation.
  • SSL—Value to enable SSL when communicating with the API for BMC Database Automation. Enter True.
  • Allow Self Signed Certificates—Value that allows use of self-signed certificates without setting up a Java keystore. All host name validation and other security mechanisms are disabled. Typically, this option is only used to test an SSL connection. Enter True.
  • Job Polling in seconds—Interval at which the status of a job in BMC Database Automation is checked.
  • Verify Polling in seconds—Interval at which the status of the init-verify portion of a job in BMC Database Automation is checked.
  • Refresh Cache Interval in seconds—Interval at which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management queries BMC Database Automation for objects to be onboarded.
  • Supported Types Refresh in seconds—Refresh interval for products that BMC Database Automation offers for provisioning.
  • Auto Enable Oracle Permission Fixing—Value to enable automatic fixing of permission issues that can be encountered in Oracle if different users exist for a cluster/grid versus a database. Enter True.
  • Auto Increment Oracle Listener Port—Value to automatically increase the TCP/IP port on which the listener should listen. Enter True.

    Note

    If you are registering an Oracle RAC or Oracle Restart provider, set the option to False.

  • Disable Provisioning Rollback—Value to disable the automatic removal of a database that failed to provision. Preventing automatic removal can be useful when failures occur and you want environments left intact for investigation. Enter True.
  • Target Availability Polling in seconds—Interval for checking whether an external ID is currently involved with a job.

PaaS provider field descriptions (Cloud Foundry as provider)

  • Name—Name for this instance of a PaaS Cloud Foundry provider.
  • Description—Useful description of the provider. Descriptions can help you distinguish provider instances and help you find a provider by using Search.
  • Host URL—URL used to connect to the Cloud Foundry host. You can enter the default URL (https://api.run.pivotal.io), or, if Cloud Foundry is hosted on your on-premises environment, you can enter your own URL.
  • Retry Count—Number of allowable attempts to access the host.
  • Retry Interval—Interval (in seconds) between each retry.

PaaS provider field descriptions (Docker as provider)

  • Name(Required) Name for this instance of a PaaS Docker provider.
  • Description(Optional) Useful description of the provider. Descriptions can help you distinguish provider instances and help you find a provider by using Search.
  • Keystore password(Required) Keystore (cacerts) certificate password.
  • Keystore file path(Required) Keystore certificate file path, which is accessible to the Platform Manager; for example, C:\Program Files\BMC Software\Docker\Certificates\Docker_cert.cert.

    Note

    You can configure hosts in secure or insecure mode. However, Keystore password and Keystore file path are required for hosts that are configured in secured mode. Specifying these two parameters does not restrict you from configuring hosts in insecure mode.


OpenStack provider field descriptions

Field

Description

Name

Name that you assign to this OpenStack Provider instance

Description

Text description that distinguishes this provider type

Server Max Connections

Maximum number of allowed simultaneous connections with the OpenStack server

Valid value: Any positive integer

Default value: 50

Server Timeout (Mins)

Time, in minutes, to wait for the expected OpenStack server response

Valid value: Any positive integer

Default value: 15

Synchronization Interval (Mins)

Installable resources synchronization interval, in minutes

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management checks the OpenStack at this interval for any new snapshot or image, and onboards it automatically.

Note: BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management does not synchronize modified or deleted OpenStack snapshots or images.

Valid value: Any positive integer

Default value: 30

Task Poll Interval (Sec)

Time, in seconds, after which BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management actively polls for the status of an executed request on the OpenStack Provider

Valid value: Any positive integer

Default value: 100

Task Poll Count

Number of polls for the status of an executed request on the OpenStack Provider

Valid value: Any positive integer

Default value: 50

Azure provider field descriptions 

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Related topics

Registering resource providers
Listing resource providers and viewing provider details
Deregistering a resource provider instance


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